This Week in History

This Week in History

Lucas Walsh

Cheney Free Press

June 16, 1939

A well-executed robbery

CHENEY — The Standard service station, operated by the C.A. Ratcliffe Company, was burglarized on Sunday night and lost $150 (the equivalent of about $3,200 today) which was not covered by insurance.

The thieves apparently gained access to the service station via a glass window in the rear of the “grease room” near midnight.

A station attendant, Chuck Jones, had hidden a bag of money, checks, and receipts among a pile of dirty towels in the rear of the grease room. The following morning, Art Kennedy opened...


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